Resources for Developing Environmental Knowledge
Our professional development collections are designed to provide educators with the resources necessary to become knowledgeable on locally relevant environmental topics. The resources are intended to accompany our Curriculum Collections, but can be explored independently. These collections are designed to grow and adapt. We will be adding new topics and resources as they become available. Please explore. Share. Stay curious.
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As communities grow and prosper they require additional space, but what does this mean for the wetlands that border these urban areas? With these resources, you can learn more about stakeholder perspectives, the consequences of the loss of wetlands, and possible alternatives to the destruction of these valuable resources.
When land-based litter and debris makes its way to local waterways, the impacts can include decreased water quality, entanglement of marine life, ingestion by marine life, and leaching of dangerous checmicals into the water. With these resources, you can learn more about marine debris pathways, garbage patches, and mitigation projects.
Plastic seems to be an unavoidable part of our daily lives, and recycling attempts to address some of the issues this creates. However, it is often what we cannot see that can cause unexpected damage. With these resources, you can learn more about the origin of microplastics, where we find them, and alternatives to plastic that could help curb this tide of microscopic fragments.
Is the water safe? What do we mean by safe? What are we looking for and how do we find it? With these resources, you can learn more about a variety of methods for teaching students about water quality, what they can discover about the health of our estuary, and how this affects our ability to swim in Lake Pontchartrain.